I'm Chris Wallace, and I'm the host of Fox News Sunday.
Could you tell us about your charity?
I'm playing for Hope for the Warriors, a wonderful charity started by some military wives about a half-dozen years ago. It provides all kinds of support programs for wounded warriors, their families, and families of fallen warriors, and it's just a great way to help out, uh, the--the--the soliders and their families that have done so much to protect our country.
Will your experience as a journalist give you an advantage?
We'll see, won't we? I mean, I have no idea. I watch the show, uh, and I've been watching it especially now that I know that I'm going to be a contestant, and there'll be some subjects and I go "This was so easy," and there'll be some subjects and I just go, "Huh?"
Do you have a dream category?
GUESTS ON FOX NEWS SUNDAY, uh, HOSTS OF FOX NEWS SUNDAY, uh, HOSTS OF SUNDAY MORNING TALK SHOWS, uh, SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS. I'm a little worried, though: I'm--I'm playing against, uh, Dr. Oz and Katty Kay, and I'm worried the subjects'll be PARTS OF THE SPLEEN and THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY.
Which competitor is the bigger threat?
Oh, no, I'm not going to say that. It, I--ee--I--probably the biggest threat to me, is me.
Was there a turning point for you during the game?
You know, I had studied so much for this, and I'd read--not--not on knowledge, because you can't do that, but on process, and one of the things that everybody said is, you get the rhythm of Alex's questions, and if you can get control of the board so that you're going on categories that you may know something about, and it was like a zone. I mean, I've--I've never been a good athlete, but it was like being in a zone, and all I could see was the board, and hear his voice, and it was a bang, bang, bang. I don't want to overdramatize it, but it's about the coolest thing that's ever happened to me.
Any observations about your competition?
They were frightening, and, uh, I was a little concerned that they were going to get categories that I wasn't going to know about. As soon as I heard my--who my competitors were going to be, I thought, Dr. Oz, it'll be PARTS OF THE SPLEEN, and Katty Kay, it'll be ENGLISH HISTORY, and I'll be screwed, but it turned out it was quite fair, and, uh, and maybe a little helpful to live in Washington, uh, which helped Katty and me and--and hurt Dr. Oz. But it was great, and, then, y'know, I will live on this, a Jeopardy! champion, for the rest of my life.
Do you have any plans to celebrate your victory?
Well, I have a show tomorrow, so I'm going to have to be in bed, but I will-I--I, uh, will have a DVD set so I can be sure to have this, and it'll just be on a continuous loop in my house, my Jeopardy! triumph.
"In March, this Fox News anchor was honored by the National Press Foundation for excellence in broadcast journalism. Please welcome the host of Fox News Sunday..."
2012 Power Players Week winner: $50,000.
Playing for Hope for the Warriors.
Chris Wallace is the host of Fox News Sunday (FNS), Fox Broadcasting Company's Sunday morning public affairs program. He also contributes to Fox News Channel's political and election news coverage and is based in Washington, D.C.
Wallace has secured interviews with numerous presidential candidates including Sen. John F. Kerry, D-MA; Gov. Howard Dean, D-VT; Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-MO; Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-CT and Sen. John Edwards, D-NC. Additionally, Wallace has interviewed former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Sec. of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, former Sec. of State Colin Powell, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, President of Mexico Vicente Fox, Sen. Bill Frist, R-TN; Sen. Joseph Biden, D-DE; Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-CA; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA; former Prime Minister of Spain Jose Maria Aznar and Sen. John McCain, R-AZ.
More recently, Wallace earned praise when he served as a panel member at the "First in the South" GOP Presidential Debate in South Carolina in May 2007. In 2006, he was in the news for his explosive interview with former President Bill Clinton. Prior to that, Wallace played an integral role in Fox News' "You Decide 2004" election coverage, reporting live from major election events, including Election Night, the presidential debates, the Democratic and Republican conventions, the New Hampshire Primary, and the Iowa Caucuses. Wallace has been described as an "equal opportunity inquisitor" by The Boston Globe, "an aggressive journalist," "sharp edged" and "solid" by The Washington Post and "an equal-opportunity ravager" by The Miami Herald.
Before joining Fox News, Wallace worked at ABC News for 15 years where he served as the senior correspondent for Primetime Thursday and as a substitute host for Nightline. During his tenure with ABC News, Wallace hosted multiple groundbreaking investigations and received numerous awards for his work, including the Dupont-Columbia Award-winning probe of the Associates, Ford Motor Company's finance department that allegedly practiced predatory lending.
Prior to joining ABC News, Wallace was with NBC News where he served as the chief White House correspondent from 1982-1989. While at NBC, Wallace covered the 1980, 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns as well as the Democratic and Republican conventions in those years. Wallace also anchored Meet the Press from 1987-1988 and anchored the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News from 1982-1984 and 1986-1987. Wallace joined NBC as a reporter with WNBC-TV in New York City in 1975.
Wallace has won every major broadcast news award for his reporting, including three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton and the Peabody Award.
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